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UC Roundup: Muscles, Hackers and Development Snafus

Posted By Gerald Nicdao On Jul 10, 2007 @ 10:30 pm In News | Comments Disabled

We here at the Clog know that other schools exist in the state of California. We actually know that other UC schools exist and sometimes the stuff that happens at the other schools is pretty damn important too, especially if you look at what’s been happening [1] on our streets lately.

So we present to you UC Roundup, a look at what’s going on at the other UC schools.

*First Up…UCLA Says Women Like Muscles*
Researchers at our sister school in Westwood, UCLA, have made it official: Women dig the rock-hard abs [2].

In a study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, researchers at UCLA have concluded that women are drawn more to the more muscular men for a one-night stand but look for a “normal” looking man when settling down. So there’s actually hope for guys who look like William Hung?

Yeah, for marriage. But women still prefer the big biceps.

bq. “Women are predisposed to prefer muscularity in men,” said study author David Frederick of UCLA.

That’s great insight, especially for the public school that spends the most money on research of any other in this country.

*UC Davis Professor Tests Our Democracy*
As the country moves toward electronic voting machines, concerns over the security and the rigging of those voting machines come into question. Is our democracy in trouble?

Well, to make sure these machines are safe UC Davis Professor Matt Bishop tested machines [3] made by Sequoia, Diebold and Hart InterCivic that will be used in next February’s California Primary.

How did they do this? They tried to hack into the computers. But it doesn’t sound too exciting.

bq. “That’s really most of our job, sitting at a desk checking software,” he said. Bishop said part of the job is to make mistakes intentionally in an effort to disrupt the machines.

*Cal Isn’t the Only School With Development Problems*
UC Santa Cruz has been planning this new research center [4] for the last 20 years, according the Mercury-News. And it has hit its snags, especially with the environmentalists. Hmm … that sounds kind of familiar [5].

But the difference with UC Santa Cruz and us here at UC Berkeley is the fact that Santa Cruz is trying to work with those complaining about the university’s plans. And the complainers? They’re trying to work with UC Santa Cruz too. What a novel concept.

Now, if only the city, neighborhood association and the tree-sitters could all work the UC Berkeley and get this whole stadium thing done. Well, is hasn’t really helped UC Santa Cruz that much–it has been planning this thing for the last 20 years.

Women ‘drawn to muscular men’ [news24.com [2]]
California Enlists Higher Ed Hackers To Test Voting Machines [Campus Technology]
UCSC seeks to build on coast [Mercury-News [4]]

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URLs in this post:

[1] you look at what’s been happening: http://clog.dailycal.org/2007/07/07/man-struck-last-week-while-crossing-telegraph-dies

[2] Women dig the rock-hard abs: http://www.news24.com/News24/Technology/News/0,,2-13-1443_2144401,00.html

[3] tested machines: http://campustechnology.com/articles/49019

[4] planning this new research center: http://www.mercurynews.com/centralcoast/ci_6331078?nclick_check=1

[5] that sounds kind of familiar: http://clog.dailycal.org/2007/06/29/the-return-of-oakgate-university-bends-stadium-plans

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